Composting for Beginners

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Growing up, I remember my mom always sending me out to the composting bin with a bucket full of (what I thought was) gross bits and pieces of food waste. I remember opening the lid of our composting bin and what felt like a billion wasps, bees, and fruit flies coming out of the bin.

My Backyard Compost

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My composting adventures all started about 9 years ago when our local Penn State Cooperative Extension office offered a free composting bin (the round one in the picture) when you attended their free composting seminar. I have a system going, but I am a laid back composter.

Getting People to Help Compost

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This past summer I decided to start composting. Benefits of Composting. Before digging into how I convinced them to start composting, I want to give a quick blurb on why composting is important. So how did I get people whom I was essentially a guest to compost?

Daily Frugal Tip: Create A Worm Composting Bin

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How to Make your Own Compost

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Composting is something my hubby and I do and love. Compost is possibly the most efficient and useful way of disposing of household waste; nearly 40% of this waste is compostable. Compost is then be used on the garden as an organic and valuable fertilizer and soil improver.

How to Compost Without Fancy Equipment

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Basically there are two reasons to compost. The second is supplementary to the first–you use the compost as fertilizer. There are many ways to store the compost until it’s ready to use. The most economical is to simply make a pile of the compost.

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Frugal Gardening: Planet Natural Shares Compost Bin Buying Guide

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I spotted a new free Kindle Book available today: Organic Composting by Steve Solomon. It’s a comprehensive guide to composting. Reviewers say it’s a simple and concise guide that makes starting your own organic compost simple.

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FREE Kindle Book: Composting Inside & Out

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Free composting lesson plan download via Scholastic

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It’s going to be imperfect. Keep trying anyway.

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The other day, I opened a new bar of soap from Third Day Naturals, and I set the wax paper wrapper aside to add to my compost. But then I remembered the banana peel I’d thrown in the trash the night before (instead of the compost), and immediately, I had a, “Why bother?”

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10 Ways to Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Haven

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Compost. No, composting doesn’t require a lot of space. Simply dedicate a container where you’ll deposit compostable materials, ideally with a good cover. Composting helps reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills, and also gives you a source of eco-friendly fertiliser. It’s almost every day that we’re bombarded with news about climate change and its massive effects to nature and humankind.

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A Dollar Shave Club review from a household of women!

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The outside package is just cardboard (which I reuse for shipping eBay sales), and the inside is also plain brown cardboard (which I tear up and add to my compost). This Dollar Shave Club review is not sponsored.

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Five Frugal Things | a $217 medical bill error, for starters!

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And this time, I composted the banana peels! This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. I discovered a $217 medical billing error. People: Always check your Explanation of Benefits statements!

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Use over ripe fruit & decaying fruits to feed butterflies

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Free Coffee Grounds for Your Garden at Starbucks

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Stop by your local participating Starbucks and pick up a free pre-packaged bag of used coffee grounds to enrich your gardens and compost! Free Coffee Grounds for Your Garden at Starbucks. Gardeners can score Free Coffee Grounds for Your Garden at Starbucks!

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Free Coffee Grounds for Your Garden at Starbucks

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Stop by your local participating Starbucks and pick up a free pre-packaged bag of used coffee grounds to enrich your gardens and compost! Free Coffee Grounds for Your Garden at Starbucks Gardeners can score Free Coffee Grounds for Your Garden at Starbucks!

Free Gardening 101: Friendship Gardens Kindle Edition

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In this book you will learn organic and sustainable growing practices on a range of gardening topics : Garden bed preparations, soil life, spring gardening, summer gardening, fall gardening, watering, composting, planting, and more. Free Gardening 101: Friendship Gardens Kindle Edition.

Square Foot Gardening: Starting Over With New Soil

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Even though I amended the soil in my boxed garden with compost over the years, the majority of the soil was thick, heavy clay that made pulling root vegetables, like carrots, very difficult. I admit that I didn't use blended compost. I will add my own compost to the box in the future.

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What to Know About Growing a Balcony Container Garden

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Compost and mulch: Just as you can enrich the soil in a more traditional garden, it’s possible to do the same with your container garden. You can do composting on a smaller scale, and even use mulch, to prepare your soil.

How to Grow Your Own Organic Vegetables

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Compost. First, you will want to create a compost pile that will produce organic fertilizer for your soil. There are also compost bins that you can purchase from home and garden stores that will hold your compost. You should moisten and stir your compost often.

Easy Ways to Be Green Around Your Home

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I started a backyard compost many years ago before we had kids. Now the compost is also a science lesson for my kids. Happy Earth Day 2014!

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Don’t Dig a Money Pit in Your Garden

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Compost Yard And Garden Waste. Instead, use composted yard and garden waste. You can purchase commercial composting bins or build a pen with fence posts and chicken wire. You had the best intentions.

Green Living: There's Always Room for Improvement

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We compost much of our food and garden scraps. As a family, we try to be good stewards of our environment: We crossed 10 paper products off our grocery list and replaced them with reusable alternatives. We opt out of lawn chemicals. We conserve water (and save money) during the summer.

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How to Find Free or Low Cost Gardening Seminars

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Although if I remember correctly, the potato went into the compost; it got moldy before it sprouted. I have taken seminars on gardening, landscaping, and composting and all of them were either free or extremely inexpensive. In fact, I received a free compost bin (the round one below) at a free composting seminar. Years ago, my county had a special offer of composting bins (the square one in the above picture) for $12.

Our Green & Money Savvy Path

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Compost kitchen scraps. Compost our leaves and grass. Use compostable garbage bags. My hubby and I are a dual income family living in a suburban home, but we are not your typical family. We are on a mission to live a more sustainable, frugal, and financially savvy life.

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Discard the seeds ( in your compost ) or roast them like you would pumpkin seeds. It's uncanny how much cooked spaghetti squash looks like pasta. What's even more uncanny is that my kids didn't question that it wasn't pasta.

Save money growing your own vegetables.

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Organic compost soil is most environmentally friendly, and by starting a composting site within your own garden you can also help enrich your own soil throughout the seasons. There are few healthier and better ways to save money than organically growing your own fruit and vegetables in your own garden.

How to Save Cash and Your Health With a Garden

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The Contribution to the Planet One cost-saving strategy you can use in your veggie garden is to make your own compost. Compost is a natural fertilizer and soil conditioner that will help your plants grow big and strong, while keeping the nutrients in the soil.

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Summer Fun Guide 2019

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How to Start & Maintain a Backyard Compost. I have over 40 gardening posts in my archives , with topics ranging vertical gardening, square foot gardening, planting vegetables and herbs, composting, recipes from my gardening harvest, and more.

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Clean Your Bath & Kitchen Drains Naturally

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Instead of throwing a used lemon or lime in the trash or compost, cut it into smaller pieces and drop it down the garbage disposal. Years ago, I learned the hard way how important it is to keep your bathroom drain clean and clear.

Celebrating Our Earth One Change At A Time

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From composting and saving rain water to using cloth napkins and reusable grocery bags, I have made many changes in my life over the last 20 years. Happy Earth Day 2011! I remember my first Earth Day celebration. It was back in 1989 and I was a college sophomore.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

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Instead of throwing the seeds into the compost, I roast them up for a fun snack. Every year, daddy and the girls carve a pumpkin or two. It's super easy and the flavor variations are endless. How to Roast Pumpkin (and other fall squash) Seeds. Remove seeds from pumpkin or squash.

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Front Yard Landscaping: Spring Clean Up!

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In place of wood chips, we buy leaf compost from our township. We spent the past weekend yanking weeds, trimming the edges, spreading mulch, and sprucing up our front yard landscaping.

10 Ways To Make Your Home A Zero-Waste Facility

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Shredded paper can be put in compost piles. Don’t Waste Food Cook only the amount you will eat, refrigerate any leftovers, and compost anything else. Most of us by now have heard the phrase “ zero-waste ,” especially when referring to manufacturing facilities or even restaurants.

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How To Pack A Waste-Free Lunch

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For example, most leftover food scraps can even be composted ( other than meat, of course ) so they can be brought home if a school or workplace doesn’t do composting. Chances are that at least some of the time you bring your own bagged lunch to work or to school.

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How to Cut a Coconut

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I tossed the whole coconut in the compost. If you have compost, be sure to throw the husk into it. When coconuts were advertised for $1 recently, I decided it was time to learn how to cut a coconut. It seemed so intimidating to me. How was I going 'to cut' through the coconut?

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Guerrilla Gardening And Seed Bombing

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Over the years, their “bombs” have taken many different forms, from the first condom-filled versions to mud and clay seed balls to hollowed-out eggs filled with wildflower seeds, compost, and water.

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